The Greens believe that fair trade, not just free trade, is essential. Australia’s trade agreements must be multilateral, reviewable by Parliament and include clauses on the observance of human rights and labour laws, health and safety and environmental standards, to ensure that trade is not conducted at the expense of a more just and sustainable world.
The Greens want Australia to play a positive role in ensuring that trade agreements contribute towards global poverty alleviation goals, and provide genuine opportunities and equity for less developed nations.
Our priority is to ensure any trade agreements Australia enters into do not undermine our public health systems, intellectual property or cultural expression, or increase the rights and market domination of corporations at the expense of our civil society and environment.
30 Nov 2012
The Australian Greens are pleased to have negotiated a key reform to how future Free Trade Agreements will be scrutinised.
27 Jul 2012
Christine Milne speaks to Rural Press Club of Victoria about building the relationship between the Greens and regional Australi...
24 May 2012
Reports that Trade Minister Craig Emerson attempted to secure labour and environment standards in the free trade agreement with...
13 Mar 2012
With the Gillard government now committed to opposing a central demand of US negotiators in the Trans Pacific Partnership free...
13 Mar 2012
Senator Milne asks Senator Conroy about Investor State Dispute Settlement in the Trans Pacific Partnership in Senate Question Time
13 Nov 2011
The Prime Minister must not trade away vital health and social policies in her enthusiasm to cooperate with the US government i...
26 Oct 2011
The Gillard government's "rethink" on free trade is long overdue and the focus needs to shift in the short term to the governme...
25 May 2010
RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE - 25/05/2010 - AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY PORTFOLIOCHAI...